TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Thursday, August 14, 2014

Aug 14, 2014

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—————————————————————————————————————————————————- Insurer-Linked Group Now Pushing Obamacare For Illegal Immigrants A spin-off nonprofit with links to a top insurance company is pushing for Obamacare benefits to be extended to illegal immigrants. The health-care exchanges and benefits like taxpayer subsidies for premiums…

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Aug 13, 2014

Camera on US/Mexico border

During last year’s heightened push for comprehensive immigration reform, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) described the Republicans’ failure to act as a “demographic death spiral,” noting “if we don’t pass immigration reform, if we don’t get it off the table in…

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TOPLINE: Stuff You Need to Know for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aug 13, 2014

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—————————————————————————————————————————————————- Study:  You Have ‘Near-Zero’ Impact on US Policy A startling new political science study concludes that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control U.S. policy to such a degree that “the preferences of the average American appear to have…

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